ทุกชีวิตมีปญหา พระพุทธศาสนามีทางแก้ ฉบับ แสงธรรม วารสารธรรมะรายเดือนที่เกาแกที่สุดในอเมริกา S eng D am วันมาฆบูชาปที่ ๓๗ ฉบับที่ ๔๔๒ ประจำาเดือนกุมภาพันธ์ พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๕ Vol.37 No.442 February 2012 ๒๕๕๕
สื่อสองทาง สวางอ�าไพ แสงธรรม ทุกชีวิตมีปญหา พระพุทธศาสนามีทางแก วารสารธรรมะรายเดือนที่เกาแกที่สุดในอเมริกา ปที่ 37 ฉบับที่ 442 ประจ�าเดือนกุมภาพันธ พ.ศ. 2555 Vol.37 No.442 February, 2012Objectives :�To promote Buddhist activities. สารบัญ�To foster Thai culture and tradition.�To inform the public of the temple’s activities. Contents�To provide a public relations center for The Buddha’s Words............................................. 1 Buddhists living in the United States. Forest Wat, Wild Monks by Ven. Buddhadasa......... 2เจ้าของ : วัดไทยกรุงวอชิงตัน, ดี.ซี. The Peace Beyond By Ven. Ajanh Chah........... 6ที่ปรึกษา : พระวิเทศธรรมรังษี มาฆบูชาร�าลึก ................................................................ 9กองบรรณาธิการ : บทความพิเศษ : “คูรก-คูบารมี” .................................................. 15 ั ดร.พระมหาถนัด อตฺถจารี อนุโมทนาพิเศษแดผอปถัมภกจกรรมวัดไทยฯ ดี.ซี. .............. 17 ู ุ ิพระสมุหณัฐิวุฒิ ปภากโร รายรับ-รายจาย วัดไทยฯ ดี.ซี. ................................................ 21พระมหาเรืองฤทธิ์ สมิทฺธิญาโณพระสุริยา เตชวโร ปฏิบัติธรรมประจ�าเดือนกุมภาพันธ........................... 22พระมหาสราวุธ สราวุโธ เสียงธรรม...จากวัดไทย........................หลวงตาชี 23พระมหาประดูชัย ภทฺทธมฺโม ประมวลภาพกิจกรรมเดือนมกราคม ...................... 29พระมหาศรีสุพรณ อตฺตทีโป เสียงธรรม...จากหลวงตาชี ...................................... 32พระมหาค�าตัล พุทฺธงฺกุโร ทองแดนพระพุทธศาสนา ๒,๓๐๐ ป ดร.พระมหาถนัด 39พระอนันตภิวัฒน พุทฺธรกฺขิโต สารธรรมจาก...พระไตรปฎก ..................................... 43และอุบาสก-อุบาสิกาวัดไทยกรุงวอชิงตัน, ดี.ซี. อนุโมทนาพิเศษ / Special Thanks............................ 44SAENG DHAMMA Magazine Thai Temple’s News...............โดย ดร.แฮนดี้ 45is published monthly by รายนามผูบริจาคเดือนมกราคม Ven.Pradoochai 49 Wat Thai Washington, D.C. Temple รายนามผูบริจาคออมบุญประจ�าปและเจาภาพภัตตาหารเชา...53At 13440 Layhill Rd.,Silver Spring, MD 20906 รายนามเจาภาพถวายเพล / Lunch.............................54Tel. (301) 871-8660, 871-8661 ก�าหนดการเทศนมหาชาติเวสสันดรชาดก............................ 62Fax : 301-871-5007E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Photos taken byHomepage : www.watthaidc.org Ven. Khumtan, Ven. Ananphiwat,Radio Network : www.watthai.iirt.net Mr. Kevin & Mr. Sam2,500 Copies Bank & Ms. Golf
แสงธรรม 1 Saeng Dhamma The Buddha’s Words พุทธสุภาษิต ยสฺส ปาปกตํ กมฺมํ กุสเลน ปหียติ. โสมํ โลกํ ปภาเสติ อพฺภา มุตฺโต ว จนฺทิมา. (๑๗๒)ผูใดทําบาปไวแลว ละไดดวยการทําดี ผูนั้นยอมสองโลกนี้ใหสวาง เหมือนพระจันทร์ที่พนจากเมฆฉะนั้นWho by his wholesome deeds removes the evil done. He illuminesthe world here and now like the moon emerging from the cloud.
แสงธรรม 2 Saeng Dhamma by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu http//www.liberationpark.org/arts/lpsm/wildmonk.htm ctually, the real map is much clearer than all that. We must pass through,must arrive at, and receive something -- ap- That’s not our way. We’ll do something, nd some method, which takes the heart all the way to that city the city of peace, the state ofpropriately and sufciently -- in order to know peace, the nature which is peace. This short cutsthe correct and true map. t’s as if we’re making the map. This is the methodology of forest wata map and must wade through that respective wild monks keep looking for and aiming atsubject or area in order to draw the map. f we only the peaceful mind.draw it from guesses and imagination, it will be a ust this single word peace has multitu-mess. f we try to make a map of everything, it’s dinous meanings. t’s easy to say peace, buta huge mess. These scholars who have nished it’s hard to understand and difcult to practice.their studies end up with a scholarly map that’s But you must try. Therefore, please try to con-a mess. t’s a mess because it is wrongly e- tinually follow and search s this peace s thisplained, wrongly remembered, wrongly taught, peaceand, especially, wrongly interpreted. Who knows The word peace means not troubled,what kind of map it is. These literary maps ac- not anious, not agitated, not disturbed, notcording to the study books are a mess because painful, not pierced. To begin, remember thesethey’re all mied up. meanings. n the other hand, the minds of most
แสงธรรม 3 Saeng Dhammapeople are troubled, stabbed, cut, and roasted people who don’t want peace. Now, however,by desires, by doubts, by worries, by the kind of we should focus on the fact that it is necessarywishes that build castles in the sky. They usu- to live in the midst of such people. ow can weally happen all the time you ought to get rid of be peace ow can we use our understandingthem. ’m not forbidding you to want anything of this peace to solve those problemsor do anything. only want things to happen still think that it can work. Please know howpeacefully. to calm the mind then work with those non- Some people may think that this runs peaceful people in those incredibly chaotic cit-counter to human eistence in the world. Lis- ies and capitals. We can have minds that aretening supercially, it may sound like that. When under control, are normal, are on track, arehuman beings in this world don’t want peace, disciplined, are at peace they do what theythey will want stimulation, they will want the should. Finally, if we must work for people whostate that stimulates pleasure through the eyes, are not calm, we are up to it.ears, nose, tongue, body, whichever way, all n the scriptures there’s a story of a wom-ways. They want to get ecited, they don’t want an Stream-nterer whose husband is a hunter.peace and calm. This makes it somewhat dif- They still were able to live together. t doesn’tcult to speak about these matters. sound believable, and probably nobody will We have a choice. Stimulation, the state believe it, but that’s what the scriptures say.of having kilesa always waiting to drive and ma- She wasn’t tainted by her husband’s sins. Theynipulate us, what’s that like And we must ask, could live as husband and wife without losingwhich direction will it lead ow far will it reach her Stream-ntry. Think about it. ou must knowt has no end. So we could eploit this and how to take special care of the heart. Guard themake some money from the fact that humanity condition of peace according to your own par-has endless wants, make a business out of hu- ticular skills.manity’s endless wants, and get rich ourselves. Close your eyes and imagine this scene.The rich have wants that never end. They follow ne person is normal and able to smile. eafter these endless desires, then what kind of works with another who always acts like a de-world will that be This is how different it is in mon or devil. ow can he do it say he can.the cities, totally opposite from forest wat wild f a person is at peace, has sufciently trained,monks, who want to stop, to be cool, and to he can do it. But he probably wouldn’t want tobe calm. bother. e’s more likely to nd another place The problem is like this the world’s people to work. ere, we’re just trying to show that ifdon’t want peace. ow will we pursue peace one tries, it is possible. f one’s heart is secureAnd when living in the middle of people who and normal, there’s nobody who could shakedon’t want peace, how will we live peacefully him. f anyone tried to get him to do somethingAnother way is to live by making money off the wicked, he wouldn’t do it and would probably
แสงธรรม 4 Saeng Dhammarun away. ent. With that boy there we act in one way, with This talk is to help you begin to see that this one we must act another way. Such coolthis matter of calmness is no obstacle. Further, kids will help to cool down the old folks andit’s benecial in that it gradually transforms grey-hairs, if the kids have cool characters.those who aren’t calm, making them more calm believe that Dhamma isn’t likely to be objec-and in love with calmness. ne makes bless- tionable for use in a world lacking peace andings without being conscious of it. People with coolness. A monk coming from correct forestDhamma who work together with people who wat wild monk, who stays at a city wat with alack Dhamma will do good without being aware totally different style, will have an immediateof it. They’ll cure the people without Dhamma, inuence on the city folk. They’ll notice thatso that Dhamma develops in them steadily. we’re hot and he’s cool. The only uestion is whether or not the cool monk from the forest can guard that calm and cor- rectness all the time. Mostly they lose it, change, and are swallowed up. f not, they must escape back to the forest. They can’t handle the city, it’s full of annoyances. No harm done, because we ought to be able to choose in this world. f we want peace, we have the right to nd a peaceful place. But wher- ever the wild monk goes, he automati- cally teaches the Peaceful Creed right there. There will be some success, have seen people who have gone to work and some automatic blessings, too. Make anas clerks or ofcials, who are calm, humble, and eample of peace for them to see, be truly hap-have Dhamma. They are able to cool down py for them to see, they’ll be interested andbosses who y into rages, are hurried, and lack some will even follow. ou’ll get merit andDhamma. Know that if we have an employee the world becomes a better place.who is cool and calm, and shows it, we can’t e- f we speak of the Arahant, various princi-plode. We would be too ashamed, or else feel ples show that such a human being can neverpity for him. get hot again. So she can go to the city, to the ven with these wat boys, some have capitol, to any chaotic place, without dying.something cool about them and others are al- e wouldn’t die, but probably would get fedmost the opposite. We must have our own sen- up beyond toleration, then have to ee. f shesitivity for this Ahhmm, they’re totally differ- couldn’t escape, she might die. But don’t think
แสงธรรม 5 Saeng Dhammaso, because he’d adjust his heart inside in an let it go. More than enough time has passed,unbelievable way. There’s no need to get hot now you ought to be able, at least a little morewith those people. et, what’s the point of be- than before. This means just live like a monking troubled by it all, avoid it to nd an appropri- (Phra) more and more. ou’ll know the avorate place. of the monk’s life which we call forest wat wild This talking and raising eamples back and monks. ou’ll never have a chance to try livingforth is to increase understanding of forest wat like a wild monk in the city. ou must come towild monks. Do you know the difference be- the forest, to a naturally free place, to taste andtween living as a forest wat wild monk and liv- to try it, to know Dhamma of the sort the Bud-ing as a city monk ou’ve never lived as forest dha realized and proclaimed.wat wild monks. There’s only a little time left, f not that, then why ordain ach of youyou better try it out uickly. uickly live up to ought to ask yourself why you ordained Whyits standard, you’ll understand the matter well. did you take leave to do this temporary goingAlthough you return to the city later, you won’t forth To understand what To sample what Tobe the same. t will change you from how you get what With certainty -- like pounding a stwere. ou’ll change in a good and useful way, into the ground -- we answer, to get eactlytoo. So felt we should talk about this for the what we’ve been talking about. Without leav-sake of the time left in the Rains, that you might ing home, you couldn’t get it. ou would haveget more interested in the forest wat wild no chance even to see or sample or give it a try.monks style. rdination was necessary. At the beginning of the Rains, already toldyou about these things, such as, don’t laugh a To be continuedlot, speak only a little, try to stay with Nature.But understand you couldn’t do it, and just คุณอรพรรณ ดีวอย และครอบครัว ท�ำบุญอุทิศสวนกุศลแดคุณแมและญำติผู้ลวงลับ ณ วัดไทยฯ ดี.ซี. วันที่ ๘ มกรำคม ๒๕๕๕
แสงธรรม 6 Saeng Dhamma A Taste of Freedom The Peace Beyond A Dhammatalk By Ajahn Chah http//www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai/chah/atasteof.html ...Continued from last issue... is enough to enable us to separate feeling from f we have that presence of mind then whatever work we do will be the verytool which enables us to know right and wrong the mind. f we investigate like this continuously the mind will nd release, but it’s not escap-continually. There’s plenty of time to meditate, ing through ignorance. The mind lets go, but itwe just don’t fully understand the practice, knows. t doesn’t let go through stupidity, notthat’s all. While sleeping we breathe, eating we because it doesn’t want things to be the waybreathe, don’t we Why don’t we have time to they are. t lets go because it knows according tomeditate Wherever we are we breathe. f we the truth. This is seeing nature, the reality that’sthink like this then our life has as much value as all around us.our breath, wherever we are we have time. When we know this we are someone who’s All kinds of thinking are mental conditions, skilled with the mind, we are skilled with mentalnot conditions of body, so we need simply have impressions. When we are skilled with mentalpresence of mind, then we will know right and impressions we are skilled with the world. This iswrong at all times. Standing, walking, sitting and to be a Knower of the World. The Buddha waslying, there’s plenty of time. We just don’t know someone who clearly knew the world with allhow to use it properly. Please consider this. its difculty. e knew the troublesome, and that We cannot run away from feeling, we must which was not troublesome was right there. Thisknow it. Feeling is just feeling, happiness is just world is so confusing, how is it that the Buddhahappiness, unhappiness is just unhappiness. was able to know it ere we should understandThey are simply that. So why should we cling to that the Dhamma taught by the Buddha is notthem f the mind is clever, simply to hear this beyond our ability. n all postures we should
แสงธรรม 7 Saeng Dhammahave presence of mind and self-awareness wrong doings in body or speech. When we don’tand when it’s time to sit meditation we do that. do wrong then we don’t get agitated when we We sit in meditation to establish peaceful- don’t become agitated then peace and collect-ness and cultivate mental energy. We don’t do edness arise within the mind. So we say thatit in order to play around at anything special. morality, concentration and wisdom are thensight meditation is sitting in samadhi itself. At path on which all the Noble nes have walkedsome places they say, Now we are going to sit to enlightenment. They are all one. Morality isin samadhi, after that we’ll do insight medita- concentration, concentration is morality. Con-tion. Don’t divide them like this Tranuillity is centration is wisdom, wisdom is concentration.the base which gives rise to wisdom wisdom is t’s like a mango. When it’s a ower we call it athe fruit of tranuillity. To say that now we are ower. When it becomes a fruit we call it a man-going to do calm meditation, later we’ll do in- go. When it ripens we call it a ripe mango. t’s allsight you can’t do that ou can only divide one mango but it continually changes. The bigthem in speech. ust like a knife, the blade is on mango grows from the small mango, the smallone side, the back of the blade on the other. mango becomes a big one. ou can call themou can’t divide them. f you pick up one side different fruits or all one. Morality, concentra-you get both sides. Tranuillity gives rise to wis- tion and wisdom are related like this. n the enddom like this. it’s all the path that leads to enlightenment. Morality is the father and mother of Dham- The mango, from the moment it rst appearsma. n the beginning we must have morality. as a ower, simply grows to ripeness. This isMorality is peace. This means that there are no enough, we should see it like this. Whatever Mr. Jimmy - Mrs. Marry Liew ท�ำบุญอุทิศสวนกุศลให้แด Mr. Lim Fook Ong ๒๐ มกรำคม ๒๕๕๕
แสงธรรม 8 Saeng Dhammaothers call it, it doesn’t matter. nce it’s born for yourselves. Whatever’s wrong, throw it out. fit grows to old age, and then where We should it’s right then take it and use it. But actually wecontemplate this. practice in order to let go both right and wrong. Some people don’t want to be old. When n the end we just throw everything out. f it’sthey get old they become regretful. These peo- right, throw it out wrong, throw it out Usuallyple shouldn’t eat ripe mangoes Why do we if it’s right we cling to rightness, if it’s wrong wewant the mangoes to be ripe f they’re not ripe hold it to be wrong, and then arguments fol-in time, we ripen them articially, don’t we But low. But he Dhamma is the place where there’swhen we become old we are lled with regret. nothing nothing at all.Some people cry, they’re afraid to get old or ...The Buddha was enlightened in thedie. f it’s like this then they shouldn’t eat ripe world, he contemplated the world. f he hadn’tmangoes, better eat just the owers f we can contemplated the world, if he hadn’t seen thesee this then we can see the Dhamma. very- world, he couldn’t have risen above it. The Bud-thing clears up, we are at peace. ust determine dha’s enlightenment was simply enlightenmentto practice like that. of this very world. The world was still there gain So today the Chief Privy Councillor and his and loss, praise and criticism, fame and disre-party have come together to hear the Dhamma. pute, happiness and unhappiness were all stillou should take what ’ve said and contem- there. f there weren’t these things there wouldplate it. f anything is not right, please ecuse be nothing to become enlightened to...me. But for you to know whether it’s right or To be continuedwrong depends on your practicing and seeing คุณวชิรำ-คุณวรยล ตีรกรวิเศษภักดี ท�ำบุญถวำยสังฆทำน 23-1-12 คุณแมสนสำ-คุณทศพล โสภำรัตน์ ท�ำบุญวันเกิด 23-1-12 ุิ
แสงธรรม 21 Saeng DhammaWAT THAI WASHINGTON D.C.STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES AND CASH FLOWSFOR THE PERIOD OF ULY 1, 2011 - DECEMBER 31, 2011 nome Subtotal Total Donations DonationsGeneral Suort 24,22 Donations80th Ts Building unds 40,1 DonationsEduation 6,66 Total Donations 290,62 nvestment Dividends 9 nterest 46 1,2 Total nome 291,81Eenses tilities Eletriity 12,18 il roane Gas 2,4 Solid aste Refuse Colletion ,4 ater 4,11 Total tilities 2,08 rinting Distribution Euiment easing and Reair 4,128 ostage ,880 rinting Servies 1,699 Sulies 1,69 Total rinting Distribution 29,26 Euiment Eenses Euiment urhase 2,146 Euiment Rental 1,4 Maintenane Contrats Reair 4,8 Total Euiment Eenses 8,06 nsurane Automobile 1,28 ealth nsuraneMonks 18,16 roerty iability 4,262 2,2 Automobile 2,92 Bank Charges 29 Building and Ground 2 Contributionsositality Gifts ,011 oods Sulies 940 und raising ,6 MedialMonks 69 fe Eenses 2,64 Seurity Servies 4 Shool Eenses 10,26 Telehone and nternet 1,4 Travel ,29 Total Eenses 11,491 et nome and Eenses 14,24 ess Cash rovided for erating Eenses Aounts ayablereaid 2,2 80th uangta Chis ear Building 6,169et Cash lows 16,40TE Donationuangta Chis 80th ear Building unds is inluded net inomeeenses from uangta Chis Birthday event. Total eenses are not inluded eenses for unagta Chis Birthday event whih are reorted as net donations. isakorn raisaengeth hramaha Thanat nthisan Assistant Treasurer resident
แสงธรรม 22 Saeng Dhamma ขอเชิญทุกท่านร่วมนมัสการพระสารีรกธาตุ ณ อุโบสถ วัดไทยฯ ดี.ซี. ิ Those who are interested in Thai Theravada Buddhism and members of the general public are cordially invited to Wat Thai, D.C., Temple to pay their respect to or simply view the Buddha relics on display in the chanting hall.ปฏิบัติธรรมประจ�าเดือนกุมภาพันธ์ วัดทยกุงวองัน ด 25 กุมภาพันธ์ 2555 ศึกษาและปฏบัตธรรมตามแนวพระไตรปิฎก สาธยายพระไตรปิฎก ภาษาบาลี ฟังบรรยายธรรม - ธรรมสากจฉา เจรญจตภาวนา - แผ่เมตตา พร้อมกันบนอุโบสถศาลา เวลา 9.00 A.M.